Alabama Football: Spring grades for Tide position groups

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Alabama Football Offense Spring Grades

Wide Receiver – B-

With big holes to fill and no John Metchie this spring, this group is populated with young or unproven players. After solid springs, two of those guys, Agiye Hall and Traeshon Holden look capable of breakthrough seasons. Hall was outstanding in the A-Day game. With so much talent on the roster, another solid performer could emerge in fall camp. Though it was not evident in the A-Day game, Xavier Willaims had a good spring. Slade Bolden is not flashy but continues to be solid, except when throwing the football.

Tight End – A

Bill O’Brien will focus more on tight ends than past OCs. Jahleel Billingsley and Cameron Latu are well suited for expanded opportunities. Both have had strong springs as mentioned by Nick Saban. The pair has the hands and speed to function as hybrid wide receivers. Latu is still learning to be a receiver and probably should have caught a second TD pass in the A-Day game. Major Tennison had a quieter but positive spring contribution, as has freshman, Robbie Ouzts. If Kendall Randolph wins the starting right tackle job, Ouzts blocking skills will be needed as an extra tight end in power sets.